Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : dpkg vulnerability (USN-986-3)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

USN-986-1 fixed vulnerabilities in bzip2. dpkg statically links
against libbz2 and needed to be rebuilt to use the updated libbz2.

An integer overflow was discovered in bzip2. If a user or automated
system were tricked into decompressing a crafted bz2 file, an attacker
could cause bzip2 or any application linked against libbz2 to crash or
possibly execute code as the user running the program.

Solution :

Update the affected dpkg, dpkg-dev and / or dselect packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49305 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0405